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How To Reach Dzukou Valley

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The Dzukou Valley is a trekker’s paradise that promises to mesmerize visitors with its beauty and is one of our favourite travel destinations. It’s a beautiful place to hike around in itself, and if you’re into rock climbing there are plenty of opportunities to break a sweat within the valley.

Because of vast undulating meadows, the valley is popularly known as “Valley of Flowers of North East”. A visual treat for nature lovers and an adrenaline stimulator for adventure junkies, this beautiful valley of Nagaland is in fact one of the best and biggest kept secrets of India.

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BY ROAD:

From Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, getting to Dzukou Valley is easy. The valley can be approached from two towns: Jakhama and Viswema, which are the base camps. Jakhama is about 20 kilometers from Kohima and Viswema about 25 kilometers away from Kohima. You can take a shared taxi and reach either of the towns in an hour. From there, you will have trek all the way to Dzukou Valley.

If you’re heading upwards, from Jakhama there’s a motorable road for about 3-4 kilometers, after which your ascent starts. It’ll take at least 4 – 5 hours to walk up, and it’s a pretty steep affair.

The Viswema approach starts with roughly 8 kilometers of motorable road. The road slopes up gently, and the walk takes around 3 hours. You can hire a taxi from the main highway to the end of the motorable road.

BY AIR:

The closest airport is Dimapur Airport which is around 74 km away from Kohima. It is a domestic airport and is well connected to major cities.

The second nearest airport is Imphal Airport which is around 145 km from Kohima. It is also a domestic airport.

You can easily find taxis and buses from both the airports to reach Kohima then travel from there towards Jakhama or Viswema Village

BY TRAIN:

The nearest Railway station is located in Dimapur, roughly 74 Kms from Kohima and is well connected to the main cities.  You can hire a taxi from Dimapur to reach Kohima.

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